Varicose veins of the vulva

The causes of vulvar varicose veins

The causes of vulvar varicose veins


A general cause of vulvar varicose veins is an increase in blood pressure in the veins located in the pelvic area. This pelvic hypertension is usually caused by pregnancy or possibly by tumor genital of tract (uterine fibroid or ovarian cyst). Increased pressure in the veins of the pelvis can manifest varicose as veins of the vulva, anus (hemorrhoids) or groins. Other factors favoring the formation of vulvar varicose veins include: high temperature, oral contraceptives, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, lack of physical activity.


Vulvar varicose veins can be painful for example, during the menstruation or intercourse. Women suffering from varicose veins should be regularly examined for the presence of vulvar varicose veins. This type of varicose veins often occur in patients after surgery or sclerotherapy for varicose veins.


Treatment of vulvar varicose veins

Vulvar varicose veins during pregnancy are treated symptomatically. Only after childbirth, if the varicose veins persist after 3 – 4 months, you can undergo appropriate treatment. After thorough diagnosis of the vulva varicose veins can be treated with sclerotherapy.


Sclerotherapy involves injecting special drugs into the lumen of varicose veins causing shrinkage of the vein. Then irritated fiber wall stops the flow of blood in this area. After a few to several days varicose vein is no longer visible. This method is very effective, it is used in the treatment of small and medium-sized varicose veins.